I don't have babies anymore, not even a toddler or two. What I do have is two very bored young boys who should be in school, but because of the blasted year round schedule, they are here with me.
I got to thinking about naps today. I really want one. But there's more to it than that.
I commented on Shelly's blog (sorry, it's a private blog or I would link you to it!) that even though my little ones had decided that they had outgrown their naps, I still had them take a half an hour of 'quiet time' in their rooms every day after lunch- all the way until they started Kindergarten.
It was heaven. A lot of the time, they would fall asleep anyway. Silly kids.
Today as the boys were fussing and fighting over who's turn it was to be on the computer, a light bulb went off in my little head.
"Boys", I announced. "After lunch, we are going to set the timer and have some quiet time. We'll each go to our rooms and do something quiet for half an hour."
I will admit that it wasn't greeted with as much enthusiasm as I was hoping for, but after lunch, they each went off to their rooms and the timer was set.
I am blogging during my quiet time. Isn't that great? The boys are in their rooms, reading and playing quietly. It's a beautiful thing.
The timer goes off in less than 2 minutes (shhh! don't tell them!), but it sure was wonderful while it lasted!